Neil was born in County Durham and spent most of his childhood and youth outdoors. During those early years Neil developed an interest in drawing from which photography came as a natural progression. He quickly established a preference for landscape and seascape, taking inspiration from the scenery of the local area.
Neil explains, ‘Photography enables me to capture those special moments that I only experience once in a while. I enjoy visiting an area and establishing a ‘feel’ for the locality. I might go back several times before I encounter the perfect conditions to capture the essence of the place’